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Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 12 - 3 pm (ET)

Ethics and Integrated Health Care

Presenter: Frederic G. Reamer, Ph.D.

CE Category: 3 Ethics contact hours

This webinar will provide an in-depth overview of challenging ethical issues in integrated health settings. Key topics will include client privacy, confidentiality, privileged communications, documentation, boundaries, and informed consent. Discussion on the relevance of current ethical standards and practical strategies to protect clients, practitioners, and agencies.

SPS Members Free; NASW members ($60) and non-members ($80).

Registration is limited to 1,000 on a first come basis.  

Please note if you would like to take the self-study version, it will be available approximately 10 days after the webinar through a separate registration. The self-study version will be free for SPS members; NASW members;  ($55) and non-members ($75). 

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Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:00 - 2:00 pm (ET)

School Shootings, Best Practices, and the Need for More School-Based Mental Health Services

Presenter:  Martell Teasley, Ph.D., MSW
CE Category: 1 Social Work Contact hour

In this webinar, the presenter will discuss the reality of issues and options related to the prevention of school shootings. The discussion will include information on research findings, the identification of causal factors related to school shootings, and best practices concerning school shootings.

Registration for the live version is open. The On-Demand (Self-study) version will be online within ten days. If you wish to participate in the on-demand version, please wait until that registration opens.

Cost: SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Monday, May 6, 2019  (1 - 2 pm ET) 

Organizing Support to Protect & Expand School Social Work Jobs

Presenters:  Michelle Alvarez, MSW, EdD; Stephen A. Karp, LMSW; Dina L. Kastner, MSS, MLSP; Brenda Coble Lindsey, Ed.D, MSW, LCSW

The roles and functions of school social workers are unique within school systems. While school social workers collaborate with other Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (SISP), there are numerous functions that school social workers perform that others cannot. Unfortunately, many school systems do not recognize the full value of school social work services and wrongfully may think that related professions can fill the roles of the school social worker. This webinar will address this issue by presenting proven strategies from the field that have protected existing school social work positions and have expanded positions within school systems. Case examples will be used to illustrate how school social workers can organize support both within and outside of the school system to protect and expand jobs. The presentation will include empowering students and families as allies, gaining community support, lobbying school boards and other public officials, and building coalition with your state NASW chapter. School social workers are wonderful advocates for students and their families. This webinar will help you build similar advocacy skills for yourself,

Cost: SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Wednesday, June 5, 2019 (1 - 2 pm ET)

Self-Care, the Wounded Healer, Resiliency, and Post-traumatic Growth

Presenter:  Dottie Saxon Greene, PhD., MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS

CE Category: 1 Social Work Contact hour

After briefly reviewing the rationale for social worker self-care (burnout, secondary trauma, compassion fatigue), the facilitator moves beyond this common knowledge to an exploration of self-care through the lens of the Wounded Healer. Because the study of burnout has often been said to have “burned out,” the facilitator focuses on self-care through the eyes of the Wounded Healer and examines how the experience of woundedness supports resiliency and post-traumatic growth.

Cost: SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


On-Demand (Self-study)

To Register:  The Social Work Online CE Institute now uses your NASW username and password. To log in at https://naswinstitute.inreachce.com, click on “Hello, Guest, Sign In” in the top right corner, and use your NASW username and password to sign in. If you have not already done so, you will need to create an account with NASW by clicking the link in the top right corner under “Hello, Guest Sign In” and filling out the “New Customer” section.

Once you have either created your account or logged in to your existing account, either copy and paste or type the name of the course into the search bar and hit “Go" or you can search by topic area and click “Specialty Practice Sections.”

Add the course to your cart using the yellow “Add to Cart” button on the right-hand side and complete the checkout. Once the checkout is complete, you will be prompted to return to your Products page to access the course. You can also click on “Hello, [Name] My Account” in the top right corner and select Products.

To Receive CEs:  After completing the course, you will need to complete the remaining requirements to receive credit by clicking the blue   “Get Certificate” button under the green “Play” button you used to launch the program on the “My Products” page.


Original date:  March 7, 2019

Companion Animals and Healthy Aging

Presenter:  Philip Tedeschi, LCSW

CEs:  1 Social Work contact hour

Cost: SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Original date:  February 19, 2019

Food and Eating Unwrapped: Knowledge to Help when a Client Struggles

Presenter:  Iréné Celcer MA, LCSW

CEs:  1.5 Social Work contact hours

Cost:  SPS Members: Free / Members: $30 / Non-Members: $40


Original date:  January 31, 2019

Disability, Intimacy, and Sexual Health: A Social Work Response

Presenters:  Kristen Faye Linton, PhD, MSW; Heidi Adams Rueda, PhD, MSW; Lela Rankin Williams, PhD, MS

CEs:   1 Social Work contact hour 

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Original date:  January 18, 2019

Workplace Psychological Health and Safety:A Holistic Approach to Adult Bullying and Harassment

Presenters:  Linda Crockett, MSW, RSW, SEP; Bob Stenhouse; Deborah Prowse, Q.C.

CEs:  1.5 Social Work contact hours

Cost:  SPS Members: Free / Members: $30 / Non-Members: $40


Original date:  December 12, 2018

Managing Ethical Dilemmas through Interest-Based Conflict Resolution

Presenter:  Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD

CEs:  1 Ethics contact hour

Cost:  SPS Members: Free / Members: $30 / Non-Members: $40


Original date:  November 9, 2018

Emotions and Politics: Responding to the Mental Health Needs of Immigrants

Presenter:  Cheryl Aguilar, LICSW, LCSW-C

CEs:  1 Cross Cultural hour

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20


Original date:  October 15, 2018

The Family Separation Crisis and the Importance of Legal Representation

Presenters:  Anne Marie Mulcahy, JD, BS - Hayne Yoon, JD, BA - Cindy Bernal

CEs:  No CEs for this webinar.  For informational purposes only

Cost:  No cost (Free)


Original date:  October 3, 2018

Improving Equity: Working with Rural LGBT Individuals

Presenter:  Aaron Guest, MPH, MSW, CPH, CSW
CE:  1 Social Work contact hour
Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Original program date: July 31, 2018

Treatment and Management of Opioid Addiction

Presenters:  Maurice S. Fisher, Sr., Ph.D., LCSW, LSATP and David Geho, LSATP, LMHP

CEs:1.5 Substance Use Disorders Contact hours

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Original program date:  May 15, 2018

New Practice Standards on Social Work and Technology: A Situation-Based Discussion on Best Practices?


Presenters:  Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD and Frederic Reamer, PhD

CEs:  1.5 Ethics

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Original program date:  April 11, 2018


Ethical Blind Spots in Practice

Presenter:  Robert G. Madden, LCSW, JD, Professor, Department of Social Work & Equitable Community Practice

CEs: 1 Ethics Contact hour

  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Original program date:  April 4, 2018

Can School Social Work Practice Meet its own Grand Challenges?

Presenter:  Michael S. Kelly, PhD, LCSW

CEs: 1 Social Work contact hour

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Original program date:  March 16, 2018

Complex Ethical Issues: Working with Children, Adolescents, Young  Adults, and Families

Presenter:  Frederick Reamer, PhD

CEs: 3 Ethics contact hours

Cost:  SPSPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $55/ Non-NASW Members: $75


Original program date:  March 8, 2018

Neural Linguistic Programming – The Science of Transformation: What Social Workers Should Know

Presenter:  William (Bill) Sumner, MSW

CEs: 1 Social Work contact hour

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Original program date:  February 2, 2018

Trauma Informed Animal Assisted Interventions: Research Developments, Models, and Practice Methods

Presenter:  Philip Tedeschi, LCSW

CEs: 1 Clinical contact hour

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30

Original program date:  January 25, 2018

Criminal Injustice Competency: A Missing Component of Social Work Education To End Mass Incarceration

Presenters:  Warren Graham, MSW, LMSW and Alexis Jemal, J.D., PhD, LCSW

CEs: 1 Social Work Contact hour

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Original program date:  January 11, 2018

Translating Evidence-Based Dementia Interventions to the Community: A Report on Administration on Aging Grants

Presenter: Elizabeth Gould, MSW, LCSW

CEs: 1 Pain/Symptom Management Contact hour

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Original program date:  December 5, 2017

Nice Is Not Enough: Interrupting Systemic Bias in Your Practice

Presenter:  Jenny Andersen, LCSW

CEs: 1 Cross Cultural Contact hour

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Original program date:  November 28, 2017

Role Reversal: A Social Worker's Guide To Redefining Parental Boundaries

Presenter:  Sharon Dietsche, ACSW, DCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
CE: 1 Social Work Contact hour

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Original program date:  October 16, 2017

Practice Innovation Through Technology in the Digital Age: A Grand Challenge for Social Work

Presenter:  Jonathan B. Singer, PhD, LCSW

CE: 1 Social Work Contact hour

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Original program date:  June 7, 2017

Preventing Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies:  Tools and Strategies for the Social Work Practitioner

Presenter:  Sandra J. Gonzalez, MSSW, LCSW

CEs:  1 Social Work contact hour

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Original program date:  May 24, 2017

Special Ethical Considerations When Working with Older Adults

Presenter:  Dawn Hobdy, MSW, LICSW

CEs:  1 Ethics Contact hour

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Original program date:  April 26, 2017

Leadership to Advance Cultural Competence: Everyone’s Responsibility

Presenter:  Carol E. Bonner, MSW, MBA, Ed. D. and Vivian H. Jackson, PhD, ACSW,LICSW

CEs:  1 Cross Cultural Contact hours

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Original program date:  April 6, 2017

The Therapeutic Role of Animals in the Lives of Children

Presenter:  Philip Tedeschi, LCSW

CEs:  1.5 Social Work Contact hours

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Original program date:  March 26, 2017

Ethical Challenges in School Social Work: Cutting-edge Issues 

Presenter:  Frederick Reamer, PhD

CEs: 3 Ethics contact hours

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $55/ Non-NASW Members: $75


Original program date:   March 21, 2017

Strategies to Address Language and Communication Barriers 

Presenter:  Vivian H Jackson, Ph.D., ACSW, LICSW and Adelaida Montemayor, LCSW, CSSWS

CEs:  1 Cross Cultural Contact hours

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Original program date:   February 7, 2017

The 3 S's: Supervision, Self-reflection, and Self-care

Presenter:  Dottie Saxon Greene, PhD., MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS

CEs:  1.5 Social Work Contact hours

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Original program date:  February 2, 2017

Integrating Smoking Cessation into Clinical Social Work 

Presenters: Doug Tipperman, MSW; Jose A. Cruz, MBA, LCSW; Christine Cheng; and Jennifer Matekuare

CEs:  1.5 Clinical Social Work Contact hours

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40

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Original program date:   January 31, 2017

Developing Cultural Humility in Social Work Practice

Presenters:  Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW and Yvette Colón, PhD, ACSW, LMSW

CEs:   1 Cross Cultural Work Contact hour

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Original program date:   December 6, 2016

Beyond Treatment As Usual: The Case for Cognitive Remediation 

Presenter: Ray Gonzalez, MSW, ACSW, LISW-S

CEs: 1.5 Clinical Social Work Contact hours

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Original program date:  November 15, 2016

The Role of Social Workers in Goals of Care Conversations with Seriously Ill Patients

Presenters: Jennifer Di Biase MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW;  Kayla Lalande MSW, LMSW; and Lucinda Potter MSW, LSW

CEs: 1.5 Social Work Contact hours

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Original program date:   Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Challenges and Complexities of Cultural Competency in Social Work Practice

Presenters:  Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW and Vivian H. Jackson, Ph.D., ACSW, LICSW

CEs:  1 Cross Cultural Contact hour

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Original program date;   May 25, 2016 

Understanding Sibling Dynamics and Caring for Older Parents

Presenter:  Sandra Edmonds Crewe, PhD, ACSW
CE:  1 Social Work Contact hour

Cost:SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Original program date:  April 6, 2016

One child, multiple homes: Special issues working with divorced, separated, and never-married parents and their children

Presenter:  Aaron Robb, Ph.D.

CEs:  1 Social Work contact hours

Cost:SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Original program date:  March 25, 2016

Complex Ethical Challenges in Social Work Management and Administration

Presenter:  Frederic G. Reamer, Ph.D.

Material and an overview of steps social work administrators can take to conduct a comprehensive ethics audit of their agencies.

CEs:  3 Ethics contact hours

Cost:SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $55/ Non-NASW Members: $75 


Original program date:  February 25, 2016

Let’s Talk About HIV/AIDS, Substance Use, and Mental Health

Presenters:  Jill Sabatine, LICSW, MPH and Evelyn Tomaszewski, MSW

CEs:  1 Substance Use Disorder contact hour

Similarly to other chronic illnesses, living with HIV/AIDS can brings a complex range of bio-psychosocial-spiritual issues into a client’s life.   For some clients, there is the identifiable co-factor of substance use and recovery, as well as mental health challenges.  This presentation will increase the social work practitioner’s knowledge of HIV/AIDS, and expand knowledge and skills to work towards an integrated response to address HIV, substance use, and mental health to more effectively serve clients and their families. 

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30 


Displaced Children of Disasters

Presenters:  Mary Rita Weller, Ph.D, LSW and Varsha Pandya, Ph.D., ACSW, LSW

This webinar addresses the provision of services and support by social workers for displaced children of disasters. The focus is on displaced children that have special needs and/or circumstances such as having disabilities, unique family situations such as kinship care, financial hardships, and other pre-existing vulnerabilities. Disasters may include natural, such extreme weather conditions that cause evacuations and/or devastations that include loss of property and human life; or man-made, such as industrial accidents, and violent conflicts. 

Some of the content covered includes the analysis of providing social work support to displaced children that have pre-existing special needs and situations in that they are already more vulnerable and require other supports in order to make their temporary living transitions run more smoothly. Social workers are uniquely in a position to further insure that displaced children receive the necessary supports that may include protection from predators, trauma-based counseling, shelters to meet their specific needs, education, and pediatric health services that also include behavior health support as well as participation in resettlement efforts.

CEs:  2 Social Work contact hours


Original date:  12/13/15

Ending Mass Incarceration: The Role of Social Workers in Criminal Justice Reform

Presenter: Glenn E. Martin

CEs: 1 Social Work Contact hour

Join us to discuss the burgeoning national movement to end mass incarceration. Social workers will Learn about the role they are able to play in helping to build a new criminal justice system, centered around the lives and needs of people and communities.

Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30 

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